White sangria is so called because it is made with white wine rather than red wine. The drink is pale gold, the flavors are fruity and sweet, the sensation in the mouth is slightly bubbly because of the addition of soda water.
- 1 bottle of well-chilled white wine (we used Chardonnay)
- juice of two oranges
- juice of one lemon
- juice of one lime
- simple syrup (plain or infused), to taste
- 1 cup soda water
- fruit slices (lemon, lime, orange, watermelon, apple… whatever you like, really)
- Pour the wine into a pitcher.
- Add the juices and the syrup. Stir.
- Add the fruit slices.
- Give the drink another final stir.
- Allow to steep in the fridge for at least eight hours.
- Serve with ice on the side (see notes after the recipe).
White sangria is traditionally served as a punch (i.e., in a punch bowl) but you can easily serve it in a pitcher. To prevent the flavors from getting diluted, do not add ice. Instead, serve ice on the side. Updated from a recipe originally published in June 5, 2011